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Two Cheese Macaroni

A perfect two cheese macaroni casserole, that's creamy and crisp.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pasta
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Topping:

  • 1 C plain Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 oz extra sharp Cheddar finely grated
  • 3 Tbsp Parmesan finely grated
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted

Mac and cheese:

  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 C milk
  • 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 C Parmesan grated
  • 12 oz extra sharp Cheddar grated
  • 3/4 lb curly pasta

Instructions

  • Combine topping ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 2 to 2 1/2 quart baking dish, set aside.
  • In a double boiler over simmering water, or in a large saucepan, melt butter and whisk in flour. Pour in milk and cream, whisk until steaming. Add remaining ingredients, minus pasta. Stir until smooth.
  • In a separate saucepan, bring water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer to prepared backing pan.
  • Pour smooth cheese sauce over pasta, gently stirring to coat pasta well. Sprinkle with topping. Lightly spray with olive oil.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel